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McDonald's All-American Game: Five-star Trevon Duval is most wanted

Trevon Duval
Trevon Duval (Courtesy of McDonald's All-American Game)

CHICAGO – The nation's top point guard in the class of 2017, Trevon Duval may be the most wanted senior in high school basketball.

A native of Delaware who plays at Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy, the 6-foot-2 floor general is a big-time athlete who plays with flair. He's taken official visits to his five finalists of Arizona, Baylor, Duke, Kansas and Seton Hall.

"I really want to decide sometime in April," Duval said. "It might go into early May but I'd really like to get it done in April. I feel as if the visits really help separate certain schools from the others but it's also just seeing how the teams are set and if players go."

Though he has been under the weather the first few days of the McDonald's All-American Game events, Duval isn't letting that dampen his experience.

"It's amazing being here," Duval said. "It's the McDonald's All-American Game. I'm sure that everybody here has dreamed of being here so to make it here is just a blessing."

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IN HIS WORDS

Seton Hall: "The visit was great actually. I've been to their campus a couple times, I've seen it but to visit during the Big East tournament was really special just to see how that all goes. Plus they get to play in the Garden so that was special."

Duke: "Their fan atmosphere for games was definitely crazy. They cheered my name during the game and asked me to come sit with them so their fans are really into it. Gary Trent Jr. and Wendell Carter are both in my ear. You know I haven't heard anything but Duke from them since I've been here so they're recruiting pretty hard."

Kansas: "Billy Preston is recruiting me too. He's telling me they need a point guard so everyone's doing a little bit of recruiting. I'm going to wait to see what Devonte Graham does and a few other people before I make any kind of decision."

Arizona: "The coaching staff says they need a point guard in this class. They need someone who can play with DeAndre Ayton and if Allonzo Trier comes back someone to get him the ball. They're just telling me I can really be the one to help their team out."

Baylor: "My old teammate, Mark Vital, has really been in my ear just talking to me about the team and picking my brain to see what I like in a school and he said, 'Baylor's the perfect place for you.' "

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